Romeo and Juliet (The Royal Ballet)

Romeo and Juliet (The Royal Ballet)

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Romeo and Juliet (The Royal Ballet)

Writer/director Paul Czinner, who in 1936 adapted Shakespeare's As You Like It to the screen, was the guiding force behind the 1966 feature Romeo and Juliet. Unlike Czinner's earlier Shakespeare film, however, not a word of the Bard's text is spoken in the 1966 production. Rather, this is a filmed record of a performance of Prokofiev's ballet version of Romeo and Juliet, as originally presented at the Royal Opera House. The stars are the matchless Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, who brilliantly overcome the disappointingly bland choreography of Kenneth McMillan. For the benefit of non-ballet aficionados, each of the production's three acts is introduced by a spoken synopsis. Others in the corps de ballet include David Blair as Mercutio, Desmond Doyle as Tybalt, Gerd Larsen as Nurse and Ronald Hynd as Friar Lawrence.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/15/1991
UPC: 0032031118331
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Kultur Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rudolf Nureyev Romeo
Margot Fonteyn Juliet
David Blair Mercutio
Desmond Doyle Tybalt
Julia Farron Lady Capulet
Michael Somes Lord Capulet
Anthony Dowell Benvolio
Derek Rencher Paris
Leslie Edwards Prince Escalus
Georgina Parkinson Rosaline
Gerd Larsen Nurse
Ronald Hynd Friar Laurence
Christopher Newton Lord Montague
Betty Kavanagh Lady Montague
Franco Balducci Benvolio
Andrea Bosic Capulet
Antonella delia Porta Lady Capulet
Mario de Simone Peter
Rosemarie Dexter Juliet
Carlos Estrada Mercutio
Antonio Gradoli Montague
German Grech Tybalt
Pat Heywood Nurse
Jose Marco Paris
Gerald Meynier Romeo
Umberto Raho Friar Lawrence
Bruno Scipioni Balthasar
Toni Soler Nurse
Elsa Vazzoler Lady Montague
Deanne Bergsma Actor
Anne Howard Actor
Margaret Lyons Actor
Kenneth Mason Actor
Robert Mead Actor
Jennifer Penny Actor
Royal Ballet Actor
Ian Hamilton Actor
John Lanchbery Conductor

Technical Credits
Paul Czinner Director,Producer
Philip Barnikel Editor
George Claff Makeup
Nicholas Georgiadis Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
John Lanchbery Musical Direction/Supervision
Kenneth MacMillan Choreography
Bruno Nicolai Score Composer
S.D. Onions Cinematographer

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